“My latest release tanked.” “This book is a flop.” “Guess that one was a waste of time writing.” You’ve heard these phrases before, and if you’ve been writing long enough, you’ve probably said one of them yourself. In a business that often relies on timing, … [Read more...]
Don’t let your backlist books get dusty on the shelf! Learn the tips and tricks of backlist marketing to boost sales.
Believe it or not, ‘tis almost the holiday season, so consumers are starting to look for the perfect gifts for friends and family — or for themselves! Books make excellent presents — in fact, 25% of trade books are bought as gifts, according to Sourcebooks CEO Dominique … [Read more...]
Authors tend to focus on Amazon’s US store to measure how well a book is doing, but Amazon US is only one slice of a very large pie in the ebook business. While industry statistics are inconsistent regarding the exact percentage Amazon US holds of the English-language ebook … [Read more...]
Looking for ways to increase ebook sales? There is a challenge to drawing readers into a series after several books have been released. In March, Lila Dubois and I released Delicate Ties, book eight in our Trinity Masters series. The series has been very successful, yet our … [Read more...]
The moment readers finish your book is the perfect time to sell them more of your books. If your ending is satisfying, or if there’s a cliffhanger to the next book in your series, the reader will be eager for more. So the ending of your book is prime marketing real … [Read more...]